News Release

Campus Named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The University of Minnesota Crookston has again been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review, a nationally known education services company.  The U of M Crookston is one of 160 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best Midwestern" section of its website feature, "2019 Best Regional Colleges," that posted August 7, 2018, on    

Each year The Princeton Review  names colleges and universities in five zones—Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International—it considers “academically outstanding and well worth consideration” for prospective students’ college searches.

The 160 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its "2019 Best Midwestern" list are located in twelve states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. 

The Princeton Review also designated 225 colleges in the Northeast, 129 in the West, and 143 in the Southeast, and 4 International, as best in their locales on the company's 2019 Best Regional Colleges  lists. Collectively, these colleges and universities constitute roughly 25% of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges. For a full listing of the 2019 Best Colleges go to

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 35 bachelor's degree programs, 25 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 16 degree programs entirely online. These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree. "Small Campus. Big Degree." To learn more, visit


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations